"German-born Gini Youngkrantz is such a good cook that she can't entertain without guests asking for her recipes.
They wondered how she goes about making her cabbage and potatoes, her homemade German noodles and her stollens.
...Her first edition came out in 1986 and she continues to update and add new recipes. The fourth and most recent edition contains the bread recipes she had been reluctant to include.
'Bread is the hardest, that's why I never put the bread recipes in the book,' she said. 'Even when I made the bread, I had to do it more than once.'
But the majority of the recipes are simple and her directions, easy to follow..." -- Belleville News-Democrat, Belleville, IL
"New book helps Americans to cook like Germans do
Gini Youngkrantz, who grew up in Heidelberg, Germany, and is married to a retired American serviceman, published her first edition of her cookbook 'Authentic German Home Style Recipes' in 1986.
She and her husband Bob printed 1,000 copies, and when the book was reviewed by the Army Times, a military newspaper, copies sold out in record time. Since then more than 52,000 copies of Youngkrantz's cookbook have been sold in the United States and Germany. Most are sold in military-post and base exchanges. In Germany, the book is on the best-seller category.
...'It's a simple book - with recipes that are easy and don't need any special ingredients,' she explained." -- The Gazette, Colorado Springs, CO
About the Author
Gini Youngkrantz was born in Heidelberg, Germany and began her cooking experiences at age 4. Once she completed high school she attended professional cooking classes as a part of her hotel management training. She has now been cooking for over 56 years. Her cookbook is used by German restaurants in the United States to prepare their menus.